• WordNet 3.6
    • adv roguishly in a playfully roguish manner "he winked at her roguishly"
    • adv roguishly like a dishonest rogue "he roguishly intended to keep the money"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • roguishly In a roguish manner; like a rogue; knavishly; mischievously.
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In literature:

When a window rattles at this season, it is the tick-tack of his roguish finger.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
There was a sudden gleam of rosy, roguish lips.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
It was a dramatization of the roguish humor and exquisite womanliness that are her peculiar gifts.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Aristide smiled in his roguish way and raised a deprecating hand.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
The sadness in her eyes gave way to mirth and a twinkle of fun; the color came faster, the lips broke into a most roguish smile.
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
He looked up and saw Nettie Russell's roguish face peering over the board fence.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
Her smile was less roguish than demure.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
Ruth, smiling roguishly, stole up behind her.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
Eventually he caught his roguish quarry by the banks of a sunlit pool.
"Terribly Intimate Portraits" by Noël Coward
Sarakoff's eyes were twinkling roguishly, so I began, keeping my gaze on the table.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne

In poetry:

Roguish glances, sidelong, sweet,
What is Baby doing?
Face half hidden in my breast,
All my kisses wooing.
"Beatrice" by Ella Fraser Weller
She turned her smiling face to me;
I saw a roguish sweetness in it;
I kissed her once;—it took, maybe,
A minute.
"A Minute" by Ellis Parker Butler
Slumber comes--close your eyes,
Angels watch you from the skies,
Little dreams come drifting down
To veil those roguish eyes of brown.
"Lullaby" by Ella Fraser Weller
An agate-black, your roguish eyes
Claim no proud lineage of the skies,
No starry blue; but of good earth
The reckless witchery and mirth.
"Senorita" by Madison Julius Cawein
Then Elsie raised her head and met her wooer face to face;
A roguish smile shone in her eye and on her lip found place.
Back from her low white forehead the curls of gold she threw,
And lifted up her eyes to his, steady and clear and blue.
"King Volmer and Elsie" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Prattling, the river lisps of love and of repose--
And in the distance shimmers, faintly dies;
A flower, secret listening as its message flows,
A roguish kiss of gratitude in fragrance blows,
While beckoning stars smile from the silent skies.
"The Old Grey House" by Semen Yakovlevich Nadson

In news:

With her sunset alto, bullish career independence, and soulful country songs, Lynne sometimes seems like a roguish loner from the traveling cast of Coyote Ugly.
Roguish Bearer of 'Bad News'.
Met Book Looking More Roguish in Paperback.
A freed slave, a roguish fellow, stows away on a ship in New Orleans to avoid creditors and a forced marriage, not realizing the clipper is bound for Africa to capture slaves.
Roguish Bearer of 'Bad News'.
Badanes also is "a founder of Jersey Devil Design /Build, a roguish group of designer -builders who built their own ecologically oriented designs while living on site," the story says, and is one of the four creators of the Fremont Troll.
You can almost see the twinkle in Corb Lund 's eye throughout "Cabin Fever," an album of pithy mischief and roguish charm, due out on Tuesday.
Set in the sweltering jungles of Belize, featuring a roguish millionaire gone native, vicious dogs, firearms and the murder of an American expat.
Add a few pouty princesses, a roguish prince, and we'll have a royal romp.
Met Book Looking More Roguish in Paperback .
A roguish operator The Economist.
If there's one thing mainstream TV definitely doesn't have enough of, it's charming roguish male protagonists who manage to do their jobs incredibly despite their crippling personal flaws.